CLA-3407, Assistant Professor in Criminology
Assistant Professor in Criminology
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice
College of Liberal Arts
The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a full-time 10-month tenure track Assistant Professor position in Criminology in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice, beginning August 2021, pending funding.
PhD in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or Sociology is required. ABD applicants considered, but appointment will be at the Instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2022. Research areas in criminology are open, but special consideration will be given to applicants with research interest and teaching experience in at least one of the following areas: violence, violent crime, victims, or gender.
The successful candidates will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and to working with a diverse student population on our main campus and at our Towson University Northeast campus in Harford County, MD. The candidate will be required to teach Theories of Crime and/or Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Introduction to Criminology, and other undergraduate courses, depending on the candidate’s area of specialty and needs of the department; maintain an active research agenda with consistent and demonstrated scholarship activity; advise undergraduate students; and participate actively in shared governance.
The department (https://www.towson.edu/cla/departments/socioanthrocrim/) offers an undergraduate major in Sociology-Anthropology, with concentrations in Anthropology, Criminal Justice and Sociology and annually enrolls approximately 800 majors, served by 29 full-time faculty.
Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 20,000 undergraduates and more than 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 900 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 47 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.
Click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is CLA-3407.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.